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Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT)

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Leaders for Tomorrow

 

 

Today’s high school students are tomorrow’s Jewish leaders. In 2019, JCRB|AJC launched AJC's Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT) program, which empowers young Jews to speak up for Israel and the Jewish people.

LFT helps high school students develop a strong Jewish identity and trains them as advocates for Israel, and to be voices against antisemitism. LFT gives students the tools to talk about the issues impacting world Jewry today, and the confidence to stand up for these issues in college and throughout their lives, no matter how difficult the situation.

This program is open to students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now open. Please contact sarahm@jewishkc.org with any questions.

Feedback from the 2019-2020 cohort:

"The program has been phenomenal. High-level programs, great things to think about, solid ideas of how to approach subjects.  It is high praise for my daughter to come back from the meetings and consistently say that she learned so much or that she "never thought about something in that way." — LFT parent

"The program and facilitators are awesome, and LFT is a great opportunity to talk to a group of bright, nice kids who also care about Israel. In LFT, you get to explore subjects such as the difference between education and advocacy, whether antisemitism is the same as being "anti-Israel", the political and cultural aspects of Israel, relationships between Israel and other nations, and more. Fantastic guest speakers are brought in and excellent resources are provided by AJC for outside reading. Overall, an amazing program. Thank you, LFT!"                    — LFT student

“As a Jewish teen in the 21st century, it’s important to be educated on the various types of antisemitism and where it stems from. LFT has allowed me to expand my knowledge on different types of antisemitism, as well as how to combat it as a strong Jewish leader.”                 — LFT student

LFT in Kansas City is funded in part by the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

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